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Run or walk to help conserve Kamon Farm in Ipswich!
Who: Runners, walkers, families, and stroller walkers welcome!
Dates: October 17th to 30th - run any or all of these days!
Location: Create your own route past Kamon Farm, located on Pineswamp Road, approximately 1 mile past the intersection of Pineswamp and Linebrook Roads in Ipswich. Look for signs! Or run/walk on any Greenbelt trail. If you're not in Essex County, run wherever you are!
Registration fee: $30 per person. Your registration fee – and additional donations that are greatly appreciated - will go directly to conserve Kamon Farm.
Register Online until October 30 at noon.
You’ll also receive either a complimentary Greenbelt buff or hat* and bib# mailed directly to your home. (*hats are available while supplies last)
#GreenbeltRuns - Share your photos with your buff or hat and bib!
Runners who run/walk past Kamon Farm are encouraged to share a photo with one or more Greenbelt signs you'll find along the road!
Learn more about the Kamon Farm Conservation Project at ecga.org/kamonfarm
Encounter six live owls and practice your hooting!
Join "Eyes on Owls" live online to meet 6 rescued owls and learn about their lives, diets, songs, and how people are helping protect these birds and their habitats.
Here is the link to the livestreamed event:
October 22, Thursday, 2:00 pm
(Rain date: Oct. 23, 2:00 pm)
The video will be available to view for one week after the event.
*Note: If you are one of the first 10 people who signed up for this event back in March, you are invited to attend in-person! You'll receive an email from Jane shortly! You must respond with a positive confirmation to attend.
If you paid for this event back in March and elected to NOT get a refund at that time, you may request a refund now. You will also get an email from Jane! Thank you so much!
Tour this gentleman's farm in Beverly, design by Frederick Law Olmsted.
WHERE: Moraine Farm
WHEN: Thursday, October 29
(This is the same tour as Tuesday's event. Please only choose one)
Enjoy part 2 of this virtual tour of a former textile mill site in Hamilton with local historians.
WHERE: Willowdale Mill Reservation
Winthrop Street, Hamilton
WHEN: Sign up to receive the video link on Nov. 3, watch at your convenience, then visit the property on a day of your choice.
Learn about beavers, coyote, wild grape vines and more!
Naturalist-educator Laura Trudel will take us on a virtual tour of this idyllic property and teach us about the wildlife and plants that live there. We hope you'll then go visit the property in person to explore on your own!
WHERE: Video online, then explore on your own at:
Beaver Pond Reservation
Battis Road, Merrimac, MA
WHEN: Sign up to receive the video link on November 10, watch at your convenience, then visit the property on a day of your choice.
Photo: Kathleen Millstein
Eat your way through Essex County's urban open space!
A number of great oganizations are figuring out how to bring food into our urban green spaces. Join us online for the first two Edible Cities in our series: Newburyport and Lawrence.
We'll discover the Edible Avenue, a gem nestled along the rail trail, eailsy accessed from downtown Newburyport. Visit and forage at your leisure!
Then we'll travel up to Lawrence to explore Costello Park's unbelievable gardens that have produced over 8,000 pounds of food this year.
WHEN: video link released on Vimeo on November 17th!
RSVP to get an email with the link on that date!
Week of December 28
Keep warm with fun activities exploring Cox Reservation. Schedule & Cost TBA. PENDING HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
With North Shore Nature Programs
Week of December 28
Keep warm with fun activities exploring Cox Reservation this winter break. Schedule & Cost TBA.
Cox Reservation | Essex
Schedule and costs to be announced.
82 Eastern Avenue, Essex,
Greenbelt is grateful to several professional and staff photographers whose work is featured prominently within our website.
Thank you Jerry Monkman / ecophotography.com, Lynne Holton, Kindra Clineff, Adrian Scholes and John Raleigh.